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Midwest City Elks annual Christmas charity auction Friday, Nov. 17

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Oh, Come All Ye Faithful   –   To the Midwest City Elks Lodge Christmas Charity Auction, Friday, November 17, 2017 at the Lodge, 8635 SE 15th Street, in Midwest City.  Among the items to be auctioned are two passes from Southwest Airlines, a handmade wooden rocking horse, restaurant certificates, OU/OSU memorabilia, merchandise, etc.  The auction will begin…

Del City sales tax election set for Nov. 14

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By Jeff Harrison Managing Editor Del City voters will head to the polls Tuesday, Nov. 14 to decide on a ½ percent sales tax for public safety. City officials say the new sales tax is needed to provide competitive salaries and benefits for police and firefighters. If approved, the measure would increase Del City’s sales…

Journey to Honor makes television debut on Veterans Day

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Journey to Honor, a salute to America’s World War II heroes, brings to life this Will Rogers quote. The short film captures the heart of a movement that focused a spotlight on members of the Greatest Generation and honored them for their service and sacrifice. Journey to Honor will air on Cox Communications’ Yurview channel…

Mayor launches re-election bid

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By Jeff Harrison Managing Editor Midwest City Mayor Matt Dukes this week announced his plans to run for re-election. He is the first mayoral candidate to put his hat in the race. The election is scheduled for next spring. Candidates must begin filing in December. The primary and general elections would be in February and…

Inman’s resignation leaves residents searching for voice

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By Jeff Harrison Managing Editor The State capitol has become a contentious place. Lawmakers have butted heads over budget deals and funding for key services during a recent special session.  And the forecast calls for more of the same in February with the upcoming legislative session. State Rep. Scott Inman had been a key voice…

State Cross Country Preview: Titans gunning for state gold

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Schoelen looking to make good first impression at state By Jeff Harrison Managing Editor High expectations are nothing new for the Carl Albert boys cross country team. They’ve carried them all season. And for the seniors, it’s been much longer. On Saturday, the veteran Titans will look to earn the school’s first-ever team state title…

State Cross Country Preview: Bailey making steady climb to the top

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By Jeff Harrison Managing Editor Midwest City hasn’t had much success in girls cross country in recent years. But that could all change this weekend. Senior Kenya Bailey has been one of the top runners in Class 6A this season. And she will have a chance to prove it one final time as she competes…

Local group looking to revive Heritage Park Mall

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By Jeff Harrison Managing Editor Heritage Park Mall may open for business once again. A local group is working with the property owner to remodel and reopen the shuttered mall near Air Depot Blvd. and Reno Ave. SRM Global Partners LLC plans to open the mall as a multicultural economic development center. The concept would…

North Pole Adventure coming to Midwest City

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By Van Mitchell Contributing Writer John Conner says he wasn’t necessarily shocked when told he would have to find a new home for his holiday attraction business North Pole Adventure. But, the timing of the announcement last month of the closing of Plaza Mayor at the Crossroads, left him wondering if he would find a…

Carl Albert boys run to regional crown

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Midwest City’s Bailey and Carl Albert’s Schoelen qualify for state By John Martin Staff Writer The Carl Albert Titans cross country squad swept to the championship trophy at the OSSAA Class 5A regional qualifying meet at Broken Arrow Saturday to set up a showdown with rivals Guymon and Piedmont at the State Meet at Edmond…

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A family tradition continues

Funeral home hosts open house   By John Martin Staff Writer A ribbon cutting by the Harrah Chamber of Commerce and a large crowd of Choctaw and Harrah residents enjoyed Tuesday’s Open House at the newly-renovated Asa Smith Funeral Service in Harrah. When Jim Parks passed away in 2015, his family decided to sell the…

Help for the struggling

Progress made toward constructing Eastern Oklahoma Resource Center The Eastern Oklahoma County Resource Center is preparing for their fifth annual Eastern Oklahoma County Christmas Party set for Dec. 16. “Each year we get a list of the most needing families from school counselors, and send out invitations to the event,” explained Carol Modisette. Approximately 170…

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State Cross Country Preview: Titans gunning for state gold

Schoelen looking to make good first impression at state By Jeff Harrison Managing Editor High expectations are nothing new for the Carl Albert boys cross country team. They’ve carried them all season. And for the seniors, it’s been much longer. On Saturday, the veteran Titans will look to earn the school’s first-ever team state title…

State Cross Country Preview: Bailey making steady climb to the top

By Jeff Harrison Managing Editor Midwest City hasn’t had much success in girls cross country in recent years. But that could all change this weekend. Senior Kenya Bailey has been one of the top runners in Class 6A this season. And she will have a chance to prove it one final time as she competes…

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